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Pingdom, a website tracking service just finished a study of the downtime experienced by the top 20 Alexa ranked sites, and their conclusion: Blogger is the worst, followed by YouTube, its Google stable-mate. Year to date, the two sites have been down over 4.45 hours. Google, […]

Pingdom, a website tracking service just finished a study of the downtime experienced by the top 20 Alexa ranked sites, and their conclusion: Blogger is the worst, followed by YouTube, its Google stable-mate. Year to date, the two sites have been down over 4.45 hours.

Google, which itself was down for seven minutes has been upstaged by Yahoo.com, which has zero-minutes of downtime. Microsoft sites had pretty hefty downtime as well. Big surprise in the list Comcast.com – which is now the #17 ranked site on Alexa – and it had only 3 minutes downtime.

  1. blogger is just atrocious. even when it’s up it doesn’t work well.

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  2. Evan Krasts Monday, April 2, 2007

    What does downtime mean exactly? I’ve had days when My Yahoo doesn’t function properly, or Y!Mail doesn’t load for a couple of hours. So to me, the notion of Y! being up 100% of the time is silly. Seems to me that these measurements are subjective or not properly defined.

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  3. ow long does youtube downtime last? Because I have not noticed any downtime from YTube in the past couple of weeks. Maybe because I don’t check Ytube very often.

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  4. I find yahoo is always down…go figure.

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  5. I think looking at just downtime does not show the complete picture. Google SERPs load much much faster than Yahoo or MSN. Personally, I don’t find much of a difference in search results between Yahoo and Google, but since Yahoo takes that extra few seconds to load, I find myself going to Google every time. I think load time is a much better indicator of user experience given these minuscule downtimes.

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  6. I go to Scroogle everytime! I don’t find Google or Yahoo to be worth it! Anyone that keeps my personal data on file for unspecified amounts of time and does god knows what with it, is not a candidate for my personal use. At all!

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  7. [...] They could be stuck using Google’s Blogger, which — along with YouTube — is the worst offender for downtime among Alexa’s top-20 sites. [...]

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  8. IIRC, YouTube’s downtime was caused by some dipshit ISP screwing up a censorship implementation and accidentally DDoSing their own country with traffic intended for youtube.

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